Monday, 20 June, 1864

The troops are marching to the W. H., being met on their way by some of the troops and wagons of provisions for the army, plaguing wild work as they go, burning and destroying everything. Lucy from Ju’s went off with them today and they have damaged Jim greatly.1Lucy was evidently a “servant” of Dr. Ju. Lem is likely Dr. Lemuel Edwards, later often referred to as “Cousin Lem,“ of Lanesville. Union troops would likely pass near or through Lanesville on their way to cross the Pamunkey River to White House in New Kent County. – – Parky washed today and Dellah cooked dinner. – – Bill with the hands, cart and drivers took care of some corn tonight, five loads. We send Washington to the C.H. every day to hear what’s going on. Bill came in at 12 to tell me the Yankees had all left, but would be up early in the morning.

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  1. “Cousin Jim” (John Armstead Robins was my three times great grandfather, his son James, “Jim Army” being my two times gg). They did live at Winchester and are both buried there. Cousin Jim was arrested at Fort Wool in 1861 for 2 months and liberated by Robert E. Lee.

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